Funded as a Special Interest Resource Center: Civil & Criminal Justice Responses to Domestic Violence by the Family and Youth Services Bureau, Department of Health and Human Services, with additional funding provided by the Office on Violence Against WomenDepartment of Justice.
Webinar Recording

“You Can’t Believe a Word She Says!”: Credibility Issues for Survivors of Violence with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Histories

Published: May, 2018| Rachel White Domain

Survivors who experience mental health or substance use conditions may not be believed when they seek help. These survivors may be experiencing the mental health effects of trauma and/or using… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Intimate Partner Violence Screening Guide

Published: March, 2018| Gabrielle Davis

This initial domestic abuse screening guide is designed to help you identify domestic abuse and coercive controlling behaviors in family law cases. It is a simple screen that attempts to detect… View this resource

Promising Practices & Policies

Addressing Language Access in Police Departments: Salem, MA, Police Department Models Compliance

Published: March, 2018| Michael LaRiviere

Salem, Massachusetts, with a population of approximately 43,132, has a police force of 90 officers and uses a community policing model. Like many jurisdictions across the country, the population of… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Honest Dialogue Needed: Responding to Gender-Based Discrimination on Campus

Published: January, 2018| Dr. Valyncia C. Raphael, JD and Anton Tripolskii, JD

The presenters are experienced in working with students, staff and the general public in preventing and responding to gender-based discrimination on campus. Professionals in the field—advocates, law… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Introducing the Trauma-Informed Practice (TIP) Scales for DV Programs

Published: December, 2017| Lisa Goodman, PhD and Cris Sullivan, PhD

Over the past 15 years, domestic violence (DV) and sexual assault (SA) programs have worked tirelessly to bring a trauma-informed approach to their work. This, in turn, has generated a need for tools… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Abusive Endings: Separation and Divorce Violence Against Women, a conversation with the authors

Published: October, 2017| Walter S. DeKeseredy and Molly Dragiewicz

The authors will discuss their recent book analyzing why and how men abuse women during and after a separation or divorce. They define separation violence broadly, as sometimes the separation is… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Efficacy of Interventions with Victims

Published: October, 2017| Paula McWhirter, PhD and Lauren B. Cattaneo, PhD

Studies that explore child and adult development link a wide range of interpersonal, social and physical health difficulties to cumulative and unaddressed trauma associated with domestic violence. In… View this resource

Statute Guides & Matrices

Advocate Confidentiality Statutes

Published: October, 2017| NCPOFFC

This matrix contains state advocate confidentiality statutes. View this resource

Webinar Recording

New Research on the Intergenerational Transmission of Abuse

Published: September, 2017| Megan Haselschwerdt, PhD and Kelly Knight, PhD

The "cycle of violence" hypothesis is deeply engrained in the domestic violence movement and is often invoked without a solid understanding of the limitations and challenges involved with testing this… View this resource

Webinar Recording

Drivers of Intimate Partner Violence in Three Refugee Camps

Published: September, 2017| Karin Wachter, MEd

Research in humanitarian settings has traditionally focused on the sexual violence women experience by armed actors despite growing evidence that indicates that intimate partner violence (IPV)… View this resource

Tools & Guides

Violence Against Women: A Curriculum for Empowerment, Facilitator's Manual

Published: January, 1985| Susan Schechter, Sharon Szymanski, Michele Cahill

A manual for facilitators of battered women's groups. The curriculum and workshops were the attempt of the authors to "institutionalize consciousness raising within shelters" and it "offers tools to… View this resource